Jeni Bate

California-based artist Jeni Bate notes: “I paint the skies with peace and passion, because that’s the way they paint me.” Each piece begins as a watercolour skyscape – using unlimited colours – which are cut and reassembled.

Terminology for her signature technique “refracturing” was recognised by Kolaj magazine in 2016. Bate also writes poems, which are then incorporated into the paintings.